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Polamalu to sit, Timmons not ruled out


By Teresa Varley

Coach Mike Tomlin provided an injury update during his weekly press conference and while Troy Polamalu has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Chicago, nobody else has.

"It is very similar to the update I gave following the contest on Thursday night," said Tomlin. "Troy's knee injury will not require surgery. It is really a week-to-week thing as we progress from here on out. He is definitely out for this week.

"The only other injury of note is Lawrence Timmons (ankle). We are hopeful he is able to get some work in here and pushing towards game-readiness as we move to the end of the week."

Rookie Mike Wallace got plenty of work against the Titans in the season-opener, but it has yet to be determined who will be the team's third wide receiver.

"More than anything, he didn't look like a fish out of water with the time that we gave him initially, so we continued on," said Tomlin. "But we also played Limas (Sweed), and we're going to continue to do that with both guys until we get clarity in terms of who is distinguishing themselves as a potential third wideout.

"Right now, we like to work with both of those men, and we'll continue with what we're doing with regards to that."

Winning at home is one thing, but on the road, especially in an environment like Chicago is an entirely different thing.

"It's hard to win on the road," said wide receiver Hines Ward. "They lost a close one to Green Bay and can't afford to go down 0-2. They are going to be geared up and we are going to see what type of team we have to go on the road and try to win."

The Steelers signed tight end Kevin Brock from Rutgers to the practice squad. Brock signed with the Carolina Panthers as a rookie free agent in April, but was released before the start of the season. He was signed by the New York Jets, but let go from there before being signed to the Steelers practice squad.

Tight end Dezmond Sherrod was released from the practice squad to make room, after spending all of last season there.  

Steelers players will take part in the Children's Hospital Radiothon on WDVE-FM Radio this week, helping to raise funds for the hospital. Tune in to WDVE to hear interviews and donate at WDVE Radiothon.

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